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Ultra X Sri Lanka: What does it take?

Check out the below for the res­ults of our Ultra X Sri Lanka 2019 com­pet­it­or sur­vey. For any­one expect­ing train­ing for an ultra to res­ult in hav­ing to give up any social life, re-ima­gine your weekly routine to fit in hun­dreds of miles and gen­er­ally mak­ing massive sac­ri­fices this may well sur­prise you…Read more.

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The bene­fits of mind­ful­ness for ultra run­ning

As more and more best-selling mind­ful­ness apps emerge, its cur­at­ive powers appear more wide-ran­ging and its inter­ested parties more diverse, but can mind­ful­ness med­it­a­tion be use­ful for run­ners, and if so, how? Read more.
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How do you build men­tal strength for an ultra?

Per­form­ing to ones best in a multi-day race relies on much more than phys­ic­al abil­ity… Read more.
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The import­ance of sleep

Why sleep is even more import­ant than you thought for every day life and train­ing Find out more
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A guide to heat accli­ma­tion

Find out our top tips on how to accli­mate to the heat. Find out more
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SMILE IF YOU WANT TO GO FASTER

Most ultra-run­ners have resigned them­selves to the fact that there are no short­cuts in this endur­ance sport. The quick­est route to get­ting faster, stronger and more effi­cient is to put the hard work in. But what if there were legit­im­ate gains to be made not out on the trails… Read more.

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cre­at­ing a train­ing plan for an ultra

As any­one who has ever taken part in an ultra knows all too well one of the most com­mon ques­tions you will get asked (or ask your­self) is “Where do you even start?! Read more.
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Set­ting goals for a mul­ti­day race

We take a look at the import­ance of set­ting spe­cif­ic goals for multi-day events. Every­one is dif­fer­ent and we under­stand that … Read more.
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A CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS A REST

Ultra X Sri Lanka com­pet­it­or and pro ultra run­ner Anna-Mar­ie Wat­son had a huge 2018. In this art­icle she takes us through how she man­aged to “cram” it all in. Read more
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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM AN ULTRA?

A com­mon the­ory states that you should take one day off for every mile raced. How­ever, this guideline was really developed to pre­vent burnout after harder and short­er efforts and doesn’t really work for the ultrar­unning world! Read more.
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The per­fect taper

Should you race or shouldn’t you in the lead up to an ultra? We dis­cuss this hot top­ic here!
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should you race dur­ing ultra train­ing?

Do sched­uled races dur­ing your ultramara­thon train­ing bene­fit you or hinder? Find out more
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Zero (Ultrar­unning exper­i­ence) to hero

Amaz­ingly, 4 months pri­or to Ultra X Sri Lanka Emily had only ever ran 5km! We wanted to find out exactly what pos­sessed her to sign down, how she pre­pared for the race and what she would change for next time… Find out more

Nutri­tion and Hydra­tion

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Plan­ning your recov­ery nutri­tion

There are two import­ant tim­ing win­dows which com­pet­it­ors need to be aware
of, a short and a longer one Read more.
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The Per­fect break­fast smooth­ie

If you’re look­ing for an all in one power smooth­ie to fuel your mind and body for the day to come, check out here. Per­fect for any­one run­ner or not!
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Nutri­tion Plan­ning for a Multi-Stage Race

Get­ting your nutri­tion right dur­ing a multi-stage is prob­ably THE most import­ant thing to get right if you want to per­form well. The train­ing is done, the kit is packed and the start line awaits. It’s time to fuel… Read more.
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do you know your sweat rate?

Stay­ing hydrated does not simply mean drink­ing lots, rather it is prin­cip­ally about main­tain­ing the cor­rect bal­ance of elec­tro­lytes… Read more.
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LCHF: THE ULTRARUNNER DIET?

Con­ven­tion­al sports nutri­tion advice for endur­ance ath­letes is to con­sume 60–65% of cal­or­ies from car­bo­hydrates, 20% from fat, and the remainder from pro­tein but.… Read more.

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Hydra­tion dur­ing a multistage race

One of the most import­ant parts of your pre­par­a­tion for a multi stage ultramara­thon is cal­cu­lat­ing and execut­ing your nutri­tion and hydra­tion plan well Read more.

race reports

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Ultra X SRI LANKA: FULL RACE REPORT

Tak­ing on an inaug­ur­al event always rep­res­ents a massive oppor­tun­ity. A new race in a new coun­try will nev­er be easy, com­pet­it­ors do not know exactly what to expect, nor how to pre­pare for the cli­mate and ter­rain. A new race means they are not able to learn from the advice of pre­vi­ous run­ners Read more.
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UTMB Oman: The Beast

It is now one week on from what was undoubtedly the toughest race that I have ever par­ti­cip­ated in… Read more. One of the Ultra X Founders on his exper­i­ence in the inaug­ur­al Oman by UTMB.
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Ultra X SRI LANKA: A com­pet­it­ors story

No race report can do the justice that this amaz­ing event deserves. Rather than recount some of the amaz­ing stor­ies and stages of the race, I want to explain what it really means to have “The UltraX­per­i­ence”… Read more.
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A Volunteer’s Story

In Octo­ber I was lucky enough to volun­teer to be a part of the crew out in the desert for the 2018 Wadi Rum Ultra… Read more. Find out why being an Ultra X volun­teer was the high­light of 2018.
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Dir­ect­ors report wadi rum ultra 2018

Sit­ting in the depar­tures lounge of Amman Air­port at 2:30am, 2 days after the last of the run­ners crossed the fin­ish.… Read more. Race Dir­ect­or Sam Heward on the 2018 Wadi Rum Ultra (now Ultra X Jordan).
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Wadi Rum Ultra Race review

The Wadi Rum desert is a pro­tec­ted wil­der­ness in the south of Jordan … Read more. Mar­ina Ranger on her exper­i­ence in the desert for the 2017 race.

INTERVIEWS

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Mar­cus smith: why do you run

This April, Ultra X are delighted to have Mar­cus Smith, entre­pren­eur, motiv­a­tion­al speak­er, extreme ath­lete and coach, racing in Sri Lanka… Read more. Mar­cus recently ran 30 mara­thons in 30 days as part of Dubai’s 30*30 fit­ness chal­lenge. Ultra X caught up with Mar­cus on his story.
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ULTRA X Jordan Kit List

I wanted to share with you the kit I used for the 242km Wadi Rum Ultra … Read more. Fer­gus Scholes on his kit list for the 2016 Wadi Rum Ultra (aka Ultra X Jordan)
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Iron­man to ultra x

We take a look at Jan Tschudy’s move from triath­lon and into the world of ultra run­ning. Find out more
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MEET OUR PRIZE WINNERS

Last month Ultra X partnered up with the Nation­al Run­ning Show, Inner­Fight, Tobi­as Mews and MyRaceKit to offer two lucky people the prize of a life­time — Ultra X entry to Jordan, train­ing and much more! triath­lon and into the world of ultra run­ning. Meet them here.
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pre­par­ing for ultra x jordan

You may remem­ber back in May Ultra X partnered up wiith a host of brands to offer two lucky people the prize of a life­time. Well we caught up with Max a few months on.… Read more

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24 hours before a 100 mile race

I’ve done a lot of long, ardu­ous ultras and I know what works for my body… Read more. Ultra X speak to ambas­sad­or Lucja Leonard about the final 24 hours before a 100 mile race.

news

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PLANNING THE WORLDS TOUGHEST ISLAND RACE

Cre­at­ing chal­lenges to push the mind and the body is in our DNA and as such when TRIBE approached us back in Novem­ber 2018 with the sug­ges­tion to col­lab­or­ate to cre­ate the third install­ment of the Run for Love saga we jumped at the chance… Read more

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How to pre­pare for an Ultra X- 10th August

For our Jordan and Mex­ico par­ti­cipants this is an oppor­tun­ity to meet some of your fel­low com­pet­it­ors, get use­ful inform­a­tion for the upcom­ing races and try on some kit Read more

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Could you do an Ultra X?

The first thought that enters a lot of people’s minds when they hear about an Ultra X event is that such an under­tak­ing would be impossible. Read more
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REGISTRATION FOR ULTRA X JORDAN IS OPEN

Regis­tra­tion for Ultra X Jordan (pre­vi­ously Wadi Rum Ultra) has offi­cially opened for the 2019 race. Read more
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The final sri lanka recce

This past week the Ultra X team have been in Sri Lanka com­plet­ing the last route checks before the ultramara­thon in April… Read more.
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Find­ing the Per­fect trail- ultra x style

The Ultra X team has just returned to the UK from the foot­hills of Kandy, Sri Lanka.….. Read more. The Ultra X team on their recent trip to Sri Lanka and what goes into a race recce. 
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Should you set a New Year’s Res­ol­u­tion

80% are broken by mid- Feb­ru­ary so why both­er Read more. The Ultra X team are set­ting some big goals for 2019.
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Launch­ing the ultra x sum­mit

The Ultra X Sum­mit is the high­light and biggest nation­al event in our cal­en­dar. Read more. Ultra X launch the 2019 Sum­mit with tick­ets avail­able here.
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our sum­mer chal­lenge- the #hilladay100

Ultra X Mex­ico starts at the magic town of Creel situ­ated 2345 metres above sea level. So, we are chal­len­ging YOU to climb there Read more.

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What will 250km in 5 days do to you?

Dr Danny Long­man from Cam­bridge Uni­ver­sity spent the week in Jordan at the 2018 Wadi Rum Ultra. His aim was to con­duct research on the effects of pro­longed heat exer­tion on the human mind and body Read more.
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THE ULTRA X WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: HOW IT WORKS

Ath­letes can qual­i­fy thoough one of four ways: 1) Gain­ing points through excep­tion­al per­form­ance; 2) Qual­i­fy­ing through the Ultra X Alle­gi­ant scheme; 3) Being selec­ted in the char­ity bal­lot… Read more
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UTMB 2019 — Are you in?

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all those who won places into the 2019 UTMB! .… Read more.  Ultra X are delighted to announce that they will be in Chamonix for the full week in a big way!
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Ultra X part­ner with Osteo­pathy brand

Ultra X are delighted to announce their new part­ner­ship with Just One Body Osteo­pathy who will be provid­ing ser­vices at all our events.
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ULTRA X sri lanka — ath­letes to watch

Read about some of the top ath­letes who will be racing in Sri Lanka … Read more.
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WHAT3WORDS

How Ultra X are using this amaz­ing soft­ware start-up to map their trails … Read more.
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why ultra x mex­ico is going to be a little bit spe­cial

It’s easy to get excited about organ­iz­ing events when you travel to some of the places that we do. The Cop­per Canyons in Chi­hua­hua has gone bey­ond the norm.. Read more.
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IS THE MARATHON DES SABLES ON THE BUCKETLIST?

Undoubt­ably an epic exper­i­ence. The Ultra X team ask wheth­er the MDS is the be all and end all of multi-stage racing. Read more.
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Ultra x rag­nar relay takeover

Ultra X have entered race teams to the Rag­nar Relay Events; Lake Malar­en, Sweden on the 15th of June and White Cliffs, UK on the 21st Septem­ber… Read more and find out how to become a part of the team 
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Our Christ­mas chal­lenge- the #holiday100

For the 8 days between Christ­mas Eve (24th) and New Year (mid­night on the 31st), Ultra X are attempt­ing the #holiday100. Find out more
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Ultra X Trails Day — 23rd Feb­ru­ary

Join Ultra X for a day of talks in nutri­tion, kit use and trails on the North downs way. … Read more.
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12 ultra mara­thons to try in 2018

Gun­ning for a chal­lenge? These have your name on them … Read more. Why Red Bull selec­ted the Wadi Rum Ultra (Ultra X Jordan) as one of its top races to try in 2018.
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#holiday100 — The roundup

We take a look back at the legends that took part in the #holiday100 between Christ­mas Eve (24th) and New Year (mid­night on the 31st). Con­grat­u­la­tions to you all. Find out more

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